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To Kill A Rock Star

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Posted April 15, 2012 by jim young in Media

– jim young

I just finished reading “Catcher in The Rye” and I got this sudden urge to fly to New York to shoot some goddamned rock star.

But I’m not a moron so I won’t really do it. I was just thinking about doing it.

And I didn’t really even feel like doing that – flying to New York to shoot some goddamned rock star and all – if you want to know the truth.

It would be kind of boring after all.

I mean rock stars are just a bunch of phonies and all – but I wouldn’t really kill one. I guess I’m kind of yellow that way.

I remember this one guy I went to school with at Warnica. His name was Bobby Knowles. Bobby was one of the really cool kids and everyone wanted to hang out with him.

But he had this bad habit of punching you in the shoulder really, really hard if you said or did something he didn’t like.

He wasn’t a bully, really. It was more of a Fonzi-type cool thing to do. And it was just Bobby’s way of saying “Don’t do that.”

I didn’t like getting hurt so I avoided doing or saying things that Bobby didn’t like.

Bobby and I also hung out with Donald Bowman. He was a real nerd but he was an okay guy.

One time at recess Donald said something that Bobby didn’t like. It was just a joke and everyone knew it was a joke including Bobby but since Bobby was the butt of the joke he punched Donald in the shoulder really, really hard.

You could tell by the look on Donald’s face that it really hurt but he just laughed and said something else that Bobby didn’t like. So Bobby hit him again, only harder.

It was bad enough being punched in the arm by Bobby, but being punched a second time while the pain was still fresh from the first punch was a lot worse.

I figured Donald would just shut up then, but he didn’t. What did he do? He just laughed and said something else Bobby didn’t like. And this went on and on until the bell to end recess rang.

Every time Bobby punched old Donald Bowman, Donald would grimace in pain, laugh and then insult Bobby again.

I remember thinking to myself “Why don’t you just shut up, Donald and Bobby will stop punching you?” Donald was no moron. He knew that all he had to do was shut up and Bobby would stop, but he just kept taking the punches and asking for more.

I felt sorry for him at the time, but later I started to have a lot of respect for Donald. And I wish I could have been the one to stand up to Bobby’s punches. But I was a coward and I didn’t like to get hurt.

But I just finished reading “Catcher In The Rye” and to be honest I don’t really feel like doing much of anything much less fly to New York to kill a goddamned rock star.

It was an okay book, but it didn’t really excite me. Maybe I didn’t get the point of the book. I usually don’t.

Mostly it just depressed the hell out of me if you want to know the truth.

But what really gets me is all the fuss they made about how Mark David Chapman was carrying a copy of “Catcher  In The Rye” when he killed John Lennon.

Big deal. He could just as easily have been carrying the goddamned bible or a copy of Penthouse Letters.

It wouldn’t have changed anything.

Except that if Chapman hadn’t had the book with him, I probably never would have read “Catcher In The Rye”.

And another thing that I don’t get is why they keep saying that Mark David Chapman assassinated John Lennon.

John Lennon wasn’t assassinated; he was murdered. It’s not like he was a goddamned politician or anything.

Saying that Mark David Chapman assassinated John Lennon almost legitimizes his murder. It’s like they’re saying Chapman must be a goddamned hero to some underground political movement or something.

It’s bad enough that Mark David Chapman is now as famous as John Lennon and all just because he murdered Lennon and was carrying a goddamned copy of “Catcher In The Rye” when he did.

Chapman isn’t a hero. And he shouldn’t be as famous as John Lennon.

Mark David Chapman is just another moron that annoys the hell out of me if you want to know the truth.

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